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Activities for good teambuilding

Teambuilding with social activities can help build strong relationships among colleagues and improve well-being at work and school.

Collaboration is necessary in the workplace. The better you know the person you need to communicate and collaborate with, the greater the chances of achieving a good result.

Building a strong team is crucial for bringing people together and creating a community. Team building can bring people together and create a community that can work together effectively.

Useful tips and tools for teambuilding

In this article, you will get useful input to make it easier to succeed with team building in the workplace, but also in school classes. Read more about, among other things:

  • What team building is
  • Useful team building for the company and the individual employee
  • How team building creates well-being and engagement
  • Team competitions in team building
  • Team activities
  • Digital team building with an app
  • Gamification - game-based learning
  • Team building with gamification
  • Examples of using the Wittario app
  • How to order a demo of our app

What is teambuilding?

Teambuilding is a process used to develop cooperation and interaction among the members of a group. This can be both in the workplace and at school. The purpose of teambuilding is to increase the productivity and efficiency of the group, as well as to improve communication and collaboration among the members.

Teambuilding activities can range from simple games and activities to more complex group tasks and exercises. The activities can be both indoors and outdoors and can be adapted to different groups and situations.

Useful teambuilding for the company and the employee?

Team building activities build relationships and community, but can also help the individual improve their communication, problem-solving, and decision-making. The activities can also be good learning in dealing with challenges more effectively.  

Team building has, among other things, the following benefits:

  • Allows employees to see each other in a different light
  • Employees feel seen and heard
  • Participants get to know each other better
  • Build relationships and highlight collaboration
  • Psychological safety
  • Communication improves  

Team building can also be used as a tool in leadership training, such as at Storebrand, and to facilitate more internal activities.

Creates well-being and engagement

Social activities at work can also help increase well-being and motivation among employees or students. Participating in fun and engaging activities can help you relax and have fun with your colleagues. This can, in turn, lead to feeling more motivated and engaged at work.

Team building activities can be especially useful for new employees and students. The activities can help them get to know colleagues and, for example, get acquainted with the company culture. This can also help the individual feel more included and integrated into the team.

Generally, team activities can help create a more positive and productive work environment. It is therefore important to include such activities in the workday.

Team competitions and teambuilding

Team competitions can be a fun and effective way to build cohesion and motivation in a group. Competitions that require cooperation and communication, such as obstacle courses or relays, can be good choices to strengthen team spirit.

Regardless of the type of teambuilding activity you choose, it is important to focus on cooperation and communication. It can also be useful to have a clear goal for the activity so that everyone in the group has a common understanding of what is to be achieved.

Read more about how Normal used the Wittario app to create engagement at a store manager gathering.

Team activities

There are many different activities that can be used to build teams and improve cooperation among members, thereby also enhancing well-being in the workplace or at school.

Teambuilding activities can range from outdoor activities such as climbing and rafting to indoor activities like cooperative games and competitions. The most important thing is that the activities are designed to promote cooperation and communication among the participants. In addition to improving teamwork, social activities can also help build strong relationships among colleagues and improve well-being in the workplace.

Some teambuilding activities are well known among many employees, such as escape rooms, cooking, and paintball. But in these days when not everyone necessarily works in the same place, digital teambuilding can be a good tool.

Digital teambuilding with an app

At Wittario, we have put together team building activities that can be carried out on-site and/or digitally. If you work in a company with employees in different cities and perhaps countries, digital team building can be a good solution.

With our app, you get innovative solutions and teambuilding activities that can be set up as quickly as in five minutes. We offer varied and exciting task types with a focus on surprises and outdoor movement.

PS! An app for use in teambuilding does not mean you will be stuck in front of a screen in the office or school. The Wittario app is designed to get people up and out. Movement and fresh air make it easier to think, be creative, playful, and engage with old and new colleagues.

Gamification – game-based learning

Digital teambuilding with gamification is an important part of our platform. Gamification means adding game elements to settings and environments where there are usually no game elements. The brain connects differently in a game – whether it is your competitive instinct or the child in you that is awakened. Whether each team plays to win or is just happy to participate, Wittario offers a different and fun experience away from the daily work environment.  

With game-based learning, you can develop in:

  • Problem-solving
  • Language and communication
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration and relationships
  • Critical thinking

Gamification in teambuilding

How many children does Frank have? Is Anne related to the royal family? Did Jonas build schools with UNICEF in Eritrea after high school? It is not always easy to keep up with everything in either small or large companies. With Wittario, you get closer to those you are with every day and learn to recognize them even with a blindfold on. Here the company can find activities that suit you.

It doesn't matter if you have many ideas from the start or need help getting started. Wittario has its own game library you can test games from. In addition, it is easy for our users to create their own games.

There are few limitations on the activities you can do in the app. In Wittario, you can try different things and find the game that suits your needs.

Examples of using the Wittario app

  • True or false questions about leaders and employees – especially suitable for new hires.
  • Create "walk and talk" games.
  • Build bonds with employees in other cities and countries by talking and solving the same tasks on different screens with augmented reality. This means you combine something real you find outside with something digital in our app. This means you and your colleague can be in completely different places but see the same things on your screens.

Who is Wittario?

Wittario is a Norwegian company launched in March 2021 after starting up in 2019. We have experienced tremendous growth from the start and today have approximately 1,900 customers in the business and education markets. We aim to create a platform where colleagues can:

  • Create a team culture where you know each other.
  • Build 1-1 relationships.
  • Learn new skills from other departments.

In the Wittario app, it is easy to create games for both large and small groups. The games can last for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or a couple of hours. If you need help, Wittario can guide you through the entire process. Contact Wittario here!

The Wittario App is an app for iOS and Android where Players can play Wittario games.
The Wittario App is an app for iOS and Android where Players can play Wittario games.

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